Billed as a practical session, this turned out to be a discussion of various tools useful to activists, focusing on autonomy, decentralisation, privacy, anonymity, security and freedom of expression. I didn’t take detailed notes however I wrote down a list of links to tools that were discussed:
- OnoRobot.org – Educational resource explaining privacy and security issues on the web in a non-technical way.
- Tech Tools for Activism – website of the person who led the session. Documents many different tools and their uses.
- The Guardian Project – Free software privacy-aware android apps.
- Indie Web Camp – A weekend get-together that discussed self-hosting and data portability
- CrypTweet – Experimental public-key cryptography for Twitter
- HactionLab – a gathering and working project for tech-activists in the UK
- Truecrypt – Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Linux
- Off The Record – Encryption, authentication, deniability and perfect forward secrecy for instant messaging.
- Tails live CD – Linux live CD / USB distro that aims to preserving privacy and anonymity.
- RiseUp – Provides technical tools to facilitate active, confederal, and directly democratic social change networks.
I’ve tagged these up on delicious and added a few links of my own there too.
Contributions to the list would be most welcome, either as comments to this post, or using the delicious.com tag “techtoolsforactivism”.